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Nov 24, 2012 8:00pm PST
? >> at the washington poison center in seattle. >> just drowsy, okay. >> and lately, more and more of them sound something like this. >> and today, i took about 90 milligrams of america set percocet. >> oh you did? >> 6:00, i wasn't really thinking and i did a bar of xanax and i'm reading all this stuff online how that is a very lethal combination. i have a lot of friends who died in their sleep and i just wasn't really thinking. now i'm wondering if i should stay up tonight. >> that kind of call to me is really scary. >> oh, it is scary. >> what goes through your mind? >> so, i would be very frightened about that young man not making through the night. >> dr. bill hurley is the medical director of the poison center. he is also a trauma doctor. >> possibly too many of his meds. >> they are not sure what all they've got. >> we are here in seattle, in part, because the problem is bad. >> this bottle still has quite a bit in it. >> but also because, as you will see, there are real solutions. >> no other meds? >> for hurley, it started five years ago. >> he's got pinpoint pupils. >> he started notic
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a bombshell of a recognition in washington. david petraeus is stepping down from his post after admitting he had an extramarital affair. >> his biographer is now under fbi investigation for improperly trying to access petraeus' e-mail and classified information. she is believed to be the other woman in the affair. >> in his resignation letter to president obama, david petraeus, who took over at the cia in 2011, wrote, after being married for 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as the husband -- as a husband and the leader of an organization such as ours. he resigned just days after his boss won reelection. president obama accepted it, saying, i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for some many different things. >> he was scheduled to testify on the terrorist attack in benghazi that left four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens. >> this is pro
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 10:00pm PST
this big this fast? bill kristol is influential with republicans in washington. i'm stunned with what i'm hearing? >> i almost fell out of my chair when boehner said revenues. the idea of increasing revenues. that's a central argument that we have been having over the last four years, and the very expensive i told you so i guess. if we're going to get to this problem, we have to deal with revenues, we can't just do it all on the spending side. >> jonathan capehart, there is bill kristol teaching republicans how to talk about this. but it does involve a word for word refutation of what they said in the past, that higher rates will kill the economy. there is bill kristol pointing out how we've done perfectly fine under higher rates in the past. >> what he's trying to get through to republicans, particularly the new class that came in in 2010, okay, you campaigned on all of these promises, but now it's time to govern and things have come to a standstill in washington over the last two years, and now with the fiscal cliff or fiscal curve coming, and the president being re-elected with more
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
to washington. and now today to them it seems so close they can taste it. because although john kerry is still a senator from massachusetts, after his very high-profile role in the obama campaign and speaking gig at the democratic national convention, after that john kerry's name was put forward as one possibility, a leading possibility to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. that, of course, would result in him leaving his senate seat after all, which would mean there would be a temporary ae re placement appointed and then there would have to be another special election to fill the rest of his term where scott brown would be the republican nominee again. which would be the best chance of putting a republican in the senate any time soon. which is why republicans got so excited when john kerry's name was floated. his name was floated along with one other name for that job. republican senators were very, very quick to point out that they really prefer john kerry to be the nominee for secretary of state. a ringing endorsement for john kerry from republicans in washington. because if joh
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
me now, cnbc washington reporter eamon javers. you heard the numbers we just ran down. what is the short-term tangible consequence if we don't get action on the fiscal cliff. >> cote is right, it does cause uncertainly. life is uncertain and so they know that there's going to be this issue and that washington is going to wrestle with it. in the short term, the very short term, i think actually some of the hype around the fiscal cliff is a little overblown, particularly because the first couple of days or week or so after we go over the fiscal cliff we won't see all that many impacts. all these tax and spending impacts take months to go into effect. it doesn't impact the economy until people start paying taxes, which could be several months down the line for most americans. on the spending side as well, spending is built into the cake so again you'd be looking at stuff that would be impacting the out months. for the first couple of months, no real specific impact. the big thing to worry about is whether wall street freaks out or not about the fact that we've gone over the fis
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
with us to find out who it is. wall street is obsessed. washington stocks fell for the second straight day. >> they will place higher and higher taxes on small businesses and family farms and on every working family so that government may once again grow at the people's expense. >> that was the famous line from president reagan in 1984 and really nothing has changed. we put together some numbers for you. for 2012, it is going to come in at $3.7 trillion. at 11:00 am eastern time tomorrow, cnbc is going to show it live. president obama is heading back out on the road to sell his fiscal solution. meanwhile, not everybody is happy with his barnstorming. sitting down and working out an agreement, he is back on the campaign trail presumably with the same old talking points. what we don't know is if he can lead his party to a bipartisan agreement on bis issues like we currently face. to explain these mysterious incantations, we are pleased to welcome back senator toomey. there is about a month to go. how is this going to end? help us out. >> i sure wish i knew. i think the opportunity is still t
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 10:00am PST
making unless washington acts. $7 trillion in across the board tax hikes and spending cuts over the next decade mandated to begin in january. it's the legislative equivalent of a slow motion train wreck that washington can avoid. the question, will congress and the president drive that train over a cliff? >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. >> the elections are over. the threats to our economy are not. time to get to work. and there is lots of work to be done. starts with averting the disaster of our own making. i repeat that. the fiscal cliff. we've got it covered frommive angle. christine romans is host of "your bottom line," richard quest of "quest means business," david walker spent a decade oversaeg the federal government, how it spends your tax dollars as the u.s. comptroller general. today he's the ceo of come back america. he's an unapologetic deficit hawk. mohammed al arian is the ceo of pim he could. his firm is the largest investors in bonds. and stephen moore is the founder of the low tax advocacy group club for growth. i'm going to start
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
washington. it's wednesday, november 28, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. right to my first read of the morning. so is washington just running out the clock until about ten days before christmas when everyone smells the jet fuel and gets ready to cut a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff? some days it feels that way. the president is stepping up his pr effort today delivering remarks this morning surrounded by, quote, middle class americans who will see their taxes go up if no deal is done. he'll sit down with more than a dozen ceos hater today including several who were prominent supporters of mitt romney. the white house even has a new hash tag called #pound#my2k. i asked jay carney whether this is just a game of running out the clock until the real negotiations begin in late december. is everything just killing time until the deadline comes? >> no. >> it seems everybody -- >> it doesn't feel like killing time. >> killing time until the final week and the jet fumes of the airport and then everybody will sit down and hammer this out. >> well, look, here's a fact, the p
CNBC
Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm EST
, along with my partner tyler mathisen. john harwood and eamon javers are in washington as we countdown to the president's statement in a few minutes. we're hearing that the white house has invited congressional leaders for a meeting at the white house next week on the fiscal cliff. that seems to mean, john, to me anyway, a little bit of progress. what type of tone do you expect, john, the president to take in this next address? >> sue, i expect him to be conciliatory and reaching out to republicans the way john boehner has tried to strike that mode on capitol hill. two different white house specialists just told me the president will walk out here and announce he's invited the bipartisan leadership of congress to the white house next week to begin talks on the fiscal cliff. i have to think there is a possibility that they can really make some headway, if not solve the problem before the end of the year. at least get started on a solution when you have john boehner talking about raising revenue, not just revenue from growth but revenue from actually raising more money from people at the
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
sticks and stones? well, words may not hurt you but word from washington are once again spooking the markets. just look at that dip right before noon. how do you protect your money from the washington speak? >>> daily deals turning to daily duds. living social announces layoffs. groupon's board discussing the future of its ceo. is time running out on those daily deal websites and their business model? >>> and, the hottest tech trends of 2013. we'll show you how you can cash in today. i'm happy to be back from washington. i'm happy sue herera is at the center of the action -- i'm just a happy guy, sue. i'm glad to have you back, too. >>> it happened just before noon. once again the markets tanking, a steep dive after discouraging words from washington on the state of the fiscal cliff. this time it was house speaker boehner speaking with reporters after meeting with treasury secretary tim geithner. eamon javers is in washington with the latest. eamon, the sentiment down here is these guys should stop talking and start crafting a deal. >> reporter: that's the sentiment here in the h
CNN
Nov 30, 2012 2:00am PST
don't understand his brain, so you should ask him. okay? >> ouch. athena jones live from washington. same old same old. where do we go from here? >> that's the big question. the nice talk after the election is pretty much gone away. you mentioned one of the big sticking points, that's taxes. republicans and democrats can't agree on how to raise the tax revenue? end the bush tax cuts for the wealthy, close the loopholes, raise the capital gains taxes or all of the above. right now, they can't agree on how much money should be raised on the revenue side. let's listen to more from harry reid about the democrats stance on this. >> we are ready to protect middle class families by freezing the tax rates for the first $250,000 and letting the rates go to the same level they were during the clinton administration. the republicans know where we stand. we have said it so many times, the president said the same thing. >> you know, reid is right. republicans know where the democrats stand. republicans feel that there's been way too much focus on this whole tax issue and not nearly enough of an
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 11:35pm PST
back. to what seemed a hinge of history. >> the change we need doesn't come from washington, change comes to washington. >> reporter: the crowds were bigger, moran tour russ, more hopeful. for so many people it was magic. but it couldn't happen again. that's not how life works. this is real. this is politics. >> listen, we know what change looks like, madison, and what he's selling ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy is not change. >> reporter: there are two keys to victory for obama this time around, first is dedication, he needs crowds not to so much fall in love with him again but to grip down and get out that vote and to do that he needs the young people, the american electorate of tomorrow. there are 39,000 students at the university of wisconsin and in this state they can register to vote up to election day. why did you vote for him? >> well, i'm gay, so that is a big pull for me. romney is very anti-gay marriage and obama, since he came out and supported gay marriage last spring, that's
CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm EST
bartiromo is back tomorrow. bill griffeth back in a moment. high hopes washington will rise above and fix the fiscal cliff is what many say is the spark for the largest rally in over two months. we rallied all the way to the close, folks. closing at the highs of the session. dow up 207 points, 12,796. reapproaching that 13,000 level appear so the point. nasdaq up by 63 points. and the s&p 500 higher by about 27 points. all gains of at least 1.5%, sometimes more than 2%. >> certainly a sea of green today for wall street. was it today's rise above rally and was it for real? we had a couple of skeptics with me just now. we are going to be closing up more than 200 points. margie from wells fargo funds management joins us, so does michael from destination wealth management and joe greco will be with us in a few moments here. rick santelli is staying late as well with this rally here. >> ready to go, joe? >> yes. >> what do you make of the rally? >> i guess when republicans want to peek past what is involved besides a tax increase, that signals a compromise. so, the markets say, hey, maybe they
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm EST
. welcome back. i'm bill griffeth. we're going to get to those wild statements out of washington in a minute. you can see when they happen when we show you today's chart. speaker boehner's comments pushed the market lower. then other comments brought them back a little bit. the dow is up just 45 points right now at 13,030. the nasdaq also trading higher today. last i checked, it was up 21 points. there it is at 3,013. that's about the high for the session. the s&p is up about seven points at 1416. >> a bit of a roller coaster ride today after fiscal cliff comments from both parties. >> eamon javers on capitol hill is following the drama, which changes moment by moment. >> absolutely, bill. it's been a bit of a roller coaster ride, as you say, on capitol hill with duelling press conferences today. follow along with me here on what each person said from each party and how that impacted the market, starting with speaker john boehner. here's what he had to say early in the day. >> despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 12:00am PST
hike. america's now at the mercy of washington, hoping that both sides can end the fighting and make a deal. anti-tax champion grover norquist last night told me he's keeping republicans to the no tax increase pledge they made decades ago. but should his party back away from that promise? joining me in his first interview since the election, reince priebus, chairman of the republican national committee. welcome back, mr. priebus. how are you? >> doing great, piers. how are you? >> you have been keeping your head below the paraput since the shellacking you guys took in the election. what is your reaction to the pretty poor defeat? >> well, i think that we got to look at everything that we're doing. i think that's what we have to do. i don't think you can draw any quick conclusions other than the fact that we lost and we know that. but i think in order to get back in the game, you've got to look at and do a full autopsy of what happened, what we did well, what we didn't do well, what we can do better in the next year with two governors' races coming up and two years later, then four ye
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 8:00am PST
in washington. the president's fiscal cliff campaign. live pictures of the white house are president obama will meet today with 15 small business owners. the first of a series of meetings this week as the administration puts the pressure on congress to make a deal. the "washington post" reporting the talks are accelerating between president obama and top congressional leaders, including john boehner who was on the phone with the president over the weekend. the white house's pr campaign is being buoyed along by warren buffett who is voicing support for tax hikes for americans just like him. >> i think it would have a great effect in terms of the morale of the middle class who have seen themselves paying high payroll taxes, income taxes and then watched guys like me end up paying a rate that's below that, you know, paid by the people in my office. >> joining me now is wisconsin's republican senator ron johnson. senator, it's great to have you with us this morning. and as we talk about what's taking place in washington, d.c. right now, the million dollar question is all concerns around senato
FOX
Nov 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
against washington, and a huge one with stanford and, of course, the civil war at oregon state. a very tough schedule for oregon down the stretch. >> gus: barner running. hayes pullard with the tackle. a huge day for kenjon barner. prior to that, 37 carries, 295 yards. 4 touchdowns. chip kelly and his oregon team, he has now rushed for 300 yards, officially 38 carries, 300 yards, averaging 8 yards per carry, breaking lamichael james' record most rushing yards in a game at the university of oregon. >> charles: you don't want to take a loss here for the record purpose, right? you don't want to drop down below 300. >> gus: they hand it to him. he won't take a loss at all! kenjon barner, again, that's number five! kenjon barner with 322 yards rushing. 5 touchdowns. >> charles: they wear you down physically, but they also wear you down mentally. because they keep you thinking, and at an extremely fast rate all game long. and after a while, it's hard for those synapses to keep coming together and figuring out what to do, and he waltzes into the end zone. >> gus: great kick-out block on that
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
washington can avoid the fiscal cliff. some of the senators in the center of the debate will be stopping by. we may hear from some ceos this hour. we do expect to hear from some of them at a press conference later this hour. the president, by the way, weighed in on the debate this morning as well. sue, a busy day down here in washington. >> it sure is, ty. indeed it is here as well. we are going to be joined by a very special guest, noted author and investor nassem taleb. after dropping more than 100 points in the early going, the dow sittingality the highs of the day. it's been an extremely volatile trading session, we're up just about 80 points or so. bob pisani joins me from the floor of the nyse. bob, they're parsing every word coming out of capitol hill and house speaker boehner giving a boost to the markets a bit ago. >> he did. he is a little more optimistic. but we're being blown around by the headlines. look at what happened. in the last two days on headlines coming out of the congress, first yesterday senator majority leader reid said there was little progress being made on the fi
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 12:00am PST
the changing reality in washington. meanwhile, breaking news tonight, the nor'easter bearing down on new york and new jersey tonight. new york city's death toll has risen tonight. we are live in one of the hardest hit areas. joining me now, top strategist, david axelrod. >> it was a great night to be in that room with that crowd and the sense of joy frankly and spoke to the young volunteers and staff. and it was a very movingen counter. when was the moment that you thought we've got this it is all going to plan. >> when the vote started getting counted we knew quickly we have a fairly sophisticated model. we knew when we were hitting our targets and our folks were skilled and when we saw the votes coming in, in ohio and virginia, and then in florida, there was a sense that this could be an earlier evening than we thought. we looked at the demographics. pretty much across the board you had a good night on women, independence, younger people. african-americans, it was a pretty big sweeping area of people coming into vote again for you guys. were you pleased about the level of the turnout? and t
FOX
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
the federal government, the washington area will certainly feel the pain. president obama will emerge today for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare,
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
after encouraging fiscal cliff talk from washington. listen. >> it's time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has. but i'm optimistic that we can continue to work together to avert this crisis and sooner rather than later. >> i believe that both parties can agree on a framework that does that in the coming weeks. in fact, my hope is to get this done before christmas. >> wow. that's optimism. there you go. right now the dow jones industrial average is higher by 72 points. 12,950. the nasdaq is also in positive territory by about 11 points. the s&p 500, and you can see the same intraday pattern all three sessions, moving higher into the close. higher by 5.5 points. should investors believe in a rally solely based on encouraging comments? >> in today's "closing bell" exchan exchange, we discuss that. michael, i'll begin with you. the gyrations in this market are extrord their. one guy speaks in d.c., the market goes down. somebody else speaks, the market goes up. how do you play this? >> well, we're about 50% cash. i think
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
>>> newly elected president obama is back in washington, automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to go into effect at the beginning of the year, known together as the fiscal cliff. members of one of the most deeply divided congresses in history are sending smoke signals up capitol hill to note they are ready to get back to the bargaining table. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we are ready to be led, not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> i want to work together, but i want everyone to also understand, you can't push us around. we want to work together. >> as washington digs back in, politicians and pundits alike are still post-gaming obama's election night victory. >> as soon as the votes started coming in and we matched them up against the model, we were well convinced that the thing was going to go according to plan. >> republicans in a crisis of their own after mitt romney's disastrous defeat. does the governor's loss and demise signal a greater crossroads for the grand 'ole party? >> i think it's more of a branding problem because the branding proble
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
disneyworld turned into the democrats magic kingdom. good morning from washington. it's monday, november 12, 2012. this is "the daily rundown. "i'm chuck todd. this is the federal holiday in honoring veterans day, by the way. to my first reads of the morning. it's a shiny metal object, the david petraeus investigation. it's overshadowing what is the biggest story still in washington for the next two months. the president this week will kick off an effort to rally public support for a deficit reduction plan that includes tax increases on the wealthy, leveraging the political capital that he believes he earned last tuesday. >> this was a central question in the election. and on tuesday we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. democrats, independents, and some republicans. >> that was his video address from the weekend. the president will meet with labor and progressive leaders on tuesday. he hosts leaders from the business community on wednesday. all in an effort to enlist support before he hosts bipartisan leaders of congress at the white house on friday. republica
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 7:30pm EST
is the filibuster, a tactic older than this frank capra movie from the 1930s. >> half of official washington is here to see democracy's finest show, the filibuster, the right to talk your head off. >> kroft: by holding forth on the senate floor for days on end, the minority can delay or block bills that have support of the majority. >> great principles don't get lost once they come to light. they're right here. >> bayh: a lot of us have seen "mr. smith goes to washington." and jimmy stewart's standing up, getting haggard, all night in the filibuster to stop some terrible bill. that doesn't happen anymore. senator's got to pick up the phone and say, "you know what? i'm going to filibuster this thing." well, that's enough to stop it. he doesn't have to go to the floor and speak all night. there's no physical discomfort involved. so the... it doesn't really require a whole lot of sacrifice on the part of the individual member to bring the whole thing to a stop. >> kroft: under today's rules, any one of the senate's 100 members can stymie legislation or judicial and executive appointments by simply thre
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 3:00am EST
, the economy, the economy was about to bust out and washington snuffed it. we had it in hand. we had a turn in housing with home builders, and we had to turn to booming orders from boeing. and banks were getting their balance sheets growing again, and oil and gas industry started booming and opportunities for new petrochemicals hiring tens of thousands of people. autos were the strongest in years. people, it was all coming together. and now washington's crushing it. best of all, people are starting to get hired again. all those industries just mentioned were growing, all of them looked like a real good year to expand. business people are in retreat, and their leaders, many of whom speak to me, are done hiring. and they want to fire, cut back, show they saw the chaos from capital coming and did the right thing for shareholders, when the right thing not that long ago was to hire, not fire. washington with its sickening inability to compromise wrecked it, wrecked it all, and took what was developing into a beautiful bull market, led by real profits, real hiring and turned it on its head, maybe
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 2:00am PST
from washington. brianna, where does the obama administration stand right now with all of this? >> reporter: well, right now we are hearing from the white house who says this won't affect the president's attention to the fiscal cliff situation. that said, we do know that he has had to spend time on this. a limited amount of time in the words of white house press secretary jay carney, but we also know that a lot of staff hours have had to go to dealing with this situation with generals petraeus and allen. yesterday this was the first press conference that we had a chance to ask jay carney about this situation. and he said that the president thinks very highly of general allen, of his service to his country, of the job he's done in afghanistan. and one reporter asked if he, if the president has the full faith, or if general allen, i should say, has the full faith of president obama. and here's what carney said. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job at isap. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regards to gen
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
is live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, mark. so the house is back in session today, and so far there are no talks scheduled between top republicans and the president, we understand. >> no, that's true, zoraida. in fact we haven't seen the congressional leadership and president obama meet since november 16th. now there were staff discussions over the thanksgiving holiday. they don't seem to be as productive as some people had hoped, as you said, we are now 35 days until the fiscal cliff. what we do know, though, is that president obama did reach out to house speaker john boehner. he is the republican, the senate majority leader harry reid the democrat over the weekend, perhaps to try to jump-start the talks. as of now, as the house of representatives comes back today, as the senate came back yesterday, we're still very much in limbo on the fiscal cliff. >> here's something else we know. some major republicans have come out and they say that they don't feel bound by the americans for tax reform pledge. most recently we saw house majority leader eric cantor. do you bel
FOX
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
the cloud cover is to the south and west of washington. when it gets out of here, should be a beautiful afternoon and a little warmer than yesterday, with highs in the mid-50s. chilly start. nice afternoon. 53degrees at 5:00 p.m. more details on the weekend and a sneak peek at next week, holiday week, coming up. let's get the latest on traffic. >> the crew in skyfox hanging with us checking out eastbound along 66 where we had the incident east of nutley. it's tying up that green arrow lane traveling inbound towards the capitol beltway. delays forming near nutley towards the beltway. 66 traffic congested, exiting from centreville headed eastbound towards fair oaks and delays. southbound 270 coming in out of germantown headed towards the lane divide, about 40 minutes. this is with all the lanes open. no other issues reported for those on the beltway between college park and bethesda. accident near edsel road. stay to the left to get by. northbound 395 at the 14th street bridge, no issues reported now. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic.
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 3:00am PST
've seen this time and again in washington and elsewhere. you know, these investigations take on a life of their own, they become exercises in self-justification and you don't want to -- it's very hard on a human level to say, oh, well, forget because people get invested in this. who was the responsible -- there was some moment where that decision either was made, which seems unclear to me, and then this leaks anyway. or it wasn't. and so -- where was that? and when it involves these people do you not go to the attorney general? >> and, by the way, i want to know when -- was the attorney general brought? in why did the attorney general know? when did the attorney general know it? is the fbi really conducting investigation of the cia director without the attorney general knowing that the fbi's conducting -- >> and the white house counsel. how could the white house counsel. >> the white house counsel has to know. and let me tell you something, i'm not going to say how i know this, but let me tell you something, there are some people high up in official washington that knew about this. i k
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 8:00pm EST
went to bed election night thinking they voted to fix the problems in washington, particularly on capitol hill. keeping them honest, though, not so fast. speed really matters here. in just seven weeks, the bush tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts agreed to by both parties kick in. it's called the fiscal cliff. no doubt you know about it and even though it's more like the fiscal kind of steep slope heading down it could have some very bad implications for the economy. concerns about rolling down it or falling off it or whatever you want to call it have already made markets nervous and credit rating agencies and economists of all stripes are warning about the consequences of not hammering out a deal in time. politicians in both parties, well, they have been sending out mixed signals ever since the election. on the one hand, they're talking about common ground. take a look. >> we want our children to live in an america that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened by the disruptive power of a warming planet. >> the nation as you know
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
situations like syria. >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, november 9th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown" i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads in the morning. at 11:00, in the white house east room the president will speak to the nation for the first time since his election about what he hopes to accomplish before the end of the year. before taking on the new challenges though the president changed his campaign workers this emotional video from wednesday was released by the obama campaign. >> you guys have done, and the work that i'm doing has improved. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and -- and what -- [ applause ] >> now it's back to governing. today the president will layout his marker for negotiations on the fiscal cliff. the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at the end of the year if nothing is done. a midnight december 30th, the bush tax rates will expire, the alternative minimum tax kicks in. more than half of married couples with two children will owe an additional $4,000 in taxes a year. and the 2011 tempo
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an immediate political question for the democrats as to what happens to his u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. senator kerry had mostly been talked about as a potential replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. the post reporting tonight that that nomination for secretary of state is instead almost certain to go to united nations ambassador susan rice. republicans tried to make into a scandal susan rice's comments after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. her comments that the attack was thought to be linked to islamist pr
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 10:00am PST
mitchell live in washington. congress is back. grover norquist's tax pledge could be history. and all eyes are now focusing on house republicans as talks to avoid going over that so-called fiscal cliff are picking up steam. joining me now, mark halperin, senior political analyst for "time" and msnbc and ruth marcus, columnist and editorial writer for the "washington post." to you, mark, what is your read about what we've been hearing the last couple of days about grover norquist, the pledge and how much running room the speaker does have to b negotiating a deal. >> i did a spit take with my fruity pebbles watching "morning joe" because eric cantor's tone was unlike anything i've ever heard. his office is saying oh, no, he's against raising marginal rates, but it's clear that in the scheme of things, the biggest piece is does john boehner have enough running room to strike a deal involving some new revenue. i still am of the belief that the vote in the house, which will be a cliff hanger no matter what happens amongst the leaders in the white house, it will be a tough vote. i think it will
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
to really change the way washington works? >> i think a lot of it will be the tone that he and the republican leadership set coming out of this. i think there is clearly the possibility of change. i think that on the president's side and those of us that have been supportive and the democratic side, it is not a day of "i told you so" or gloating, because there was at a lot risk here. we'll dealt everything in this election from voter suppression to gay rights to women rights, so in many ways, we can exhale and say, we didn't go backwards. now how do we put our best foot forward to go forward and appeal to the republicans that we need to have some common ground without compromising our principles. that's going to be a delicate balance. i think romney's statement last night was positive and obviously i'm not one that has given him a lot of commendations but he said what needed to be said last night that i didn't think he would and we'll see where it goes. i think that the president and what he said and the tone he set is where those of us that are supportive are going to have
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
to make his case for the possibility of higher taxes ahead. our washington correspondent, john harwood, is here with the very latest. hi, john. >> reporter: hi, tyler. you know, everybody is staking out public positions and trying to drive public opinion their way. the president's been doing that all week. he is doing that with his meeting at 2:30 this afternoon with small business leaders from around the country. he is later going to travel to pennsylvania to make his case publicly, part of what he is saying is that if you adopt his plan on the extension of the bush tax cuts that is for the middle class and not for people at the top that almost every small business owner is going to get a tax cut as a result of that. and republicans are staking out their own position that tax revenue can go up but not tax rates. once they get into the room and the hard bargaining which of the positions ultimately falls away. the signs remain positive, tyler, we will get a deal by the end of the year. >> the president just half of the equation. congress is the other half. and many of those members, all
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
at washington boulevard and montevideo road. 39 miles per hour on southbound 95 with volume picking up in howard county toward the capital beltway. looking good on 95 out of white marsh. at 5:43 and we'll road, they set up stop signs but it may be tricky getting through that intersection. 61 on the north side and 53 toward the west side, running smoothly when you get on to the west side and we are at 55 southbound on the harrisburg expressways to the beltway. this is an update on 70 just west of the beltway and that is starting to pick up. a nice start on 70, 95 is building as well. no problems to report through the tunnels. the area bridges are checking out just fine. ♪ >> a busy halloween night for baltimore city police. before midnight, they found a man shot to death in north baltimore. no word on his condition. in southwest baltimore, police responded to another gunshot victim. they are looking into possible connection. the shooting came on the heels of another shooting in east baltimore. that victim's condition is unknown. a 41-year-old man is in grave condition after being shot in the he
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Nov 4, 2012 11:30pm EST
not washington catching them. you still have to like the giants situation in their division. tony, thanks very much. we turn to mike florio of pro football talk. mike, take us through some of today's most important injuries. >> bob, running back darren mcfadden of the raiders has had several injuries over the course of his career and has another one and suffered ankle injury on sunday in the loss to the buccaneers and his status is reportedly week-to-week. the green bay packers linebacker clay moouts left today's game with a hamstring injury. also receiver jordy nelson came into the game with a hamstring injury and left early with a sprained ankle. for the steelers, receiver antonio brown left the game with an ankle injury and afterward said it's high ankle sprain. i'm told it's not and he can play next monday night against the kansas city chiefs. redskins quarterback robert griffin iii had x-rays after today's loss to the panthers on his ribs. x-rays are negative. he says he is fine but i'm told he is very, very sore. >> mike, thanks. folks, a reminder tune into the all-new pro football talk
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 3:00am EST
in washington? >> today the dow closing down 59 points and the nasdaq declining. isn't it logical to ask why we have not been clubbed into bearish submission considering the radical changes and spending cuts that can stop any economy in it's tracks. [ sound of train ] >> i mind why we aren't pummeled instead of being unchanged like yesterday is because there are factors that need to be flushed out on this show. ones that may explain why things aren't going the intuitive way. the market is hopeful a deal can be reached. i find this hope somewhat incredible given the terrible track record of congress and the president. and the huge goal between the parts. after all, if you are president obama, you believe the election is over and your campaign received a ringing endorsement. but if you are a republican, you have to believe that those republicans that do not want to rise above politics are banking on massive declines in spending to wreck the economy. if you are a republican, in permanent campaign mode, i'm sure one of your advisers is saying that going off the fiscal cliff might be the best thi
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